From 12th to 15th November, ARIA Resort & Casino in the heart of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip in Nevada will play host to IQMS’ Annual User Conference.

The Annual Conference provides an ideal learning environment for manufacturers to take part in face-to-face sessions, meet with industry leaders and interact with IQMS’ development team and senior managers. They’ll be an opportunity for users to discuss IQMS’ comprehensive manufacturing-specific ERP software and MES features, functionality and future software enhancements.

As important, attendees have the opportunity to hear about trends and issues facing manufacturers, plus learn best practices from other IQMS users – and attend one-to-one Ask the Expert sessions.

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Gary Nemmers (CEO), Matt Ouska (CFO), Dan Radunz (CTO) and Steve Bieszczat (CMO) are amongst the speakers from IQMS.  Joining them will be two leading guest speakers, Dr. Steven Squyres and Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman.

The Mars Project: How Design & Innovation Got Us There, Dr. Steven Squyres

In January 2004, twin robotic explorers named Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars. Expected to last for 90 days, the two rovers have now been exploring the Martian surface for more than six years. 4,000 highly qualified and motivated engineers and scientists were involved in the project. Squyres, a professor of Physical Science at Cornell University provides a fascinating insight into the initial concepts, design and development of this ground-breaking example of space exploration.

Never Fly Solo! The Power of Partnership to Reach New Heights in Business and Life, Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman

Manufacturers (and indeed any business) does not operate in isolation. Success is delivered through a network of support staff, co-workers and managers, as well as suppliers, vendors and distributors. The ability to build trust and work as a team creates a winning and sustainable business. In this keynote session, Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman will share insights into how to employ loyal “wingmen” to promote communication, integrity and trust; develop a collaborative culture of excellence and mutual support; and execute a safe operational game plan to survive, grow and win when the stakes are high.

Conference programme highlights

As well as a host of opportunities for attendees to book in-depth, installation specific one-to-one sessions with IQMS staff on a host of subjects, such as accounting, these sessions are sure to be of interest to existing IQMS users.

Bill of Materials (BOMs)BOM accuracy is critical to business growth as they are the driving factor in the success of manufacturing resource planning (MRP) calculations and job costing. IQMS will guide users through correct BOM setup and maintenance (covering multiple manufacturing types), which can help manufacturers improve everything from customer service to costing analysis.

EDI & Supply Chain Integration: IQMS will cover everything users need to know about providing EDI for customers and vendors alike, which ultimately saves manufacturers time and make them more efficient by eliminating manual data entry.

Module Data Flow: because IQMS is a single source ERP system, it enables businesses to access and communicate information and data from all areas. This high level overview covers how data travels through EnterpriseIQ ‘to make sure the right information gets to the right people at the right time’.

Hosted/Managed Services: Leave the worry behind with the incredible value of IQMS Hosted/Managed Services. It’s entirely possible to reduce your IT dependencies while increasing your system security, all with the power of this program. Be sure to attend this session to learn more and have your questions answered.

ISO & FDA Standards, IQMS QMS Capabilities and Software Validation Strategies: manufacturers Quality Management System (QMS) requirements have changed and increased across a host of different sectors over recent years. This particular session looks at the specific QMS requirements for both Automotive (IATF 16949) and Medical Device (ISO 13485, FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and Part 820) and how IQMS can be configured to meet those requirements using automated IQMS workflow capabilities and software validation strategies.

Process Costing: enabling manufacturers to fully understand their true cost of production, this sessions focuses on IQMS’ process costing tool in EnterpriseIQ.

Top 10 manufacturing tips: with decades of manufacturing expertise, IQMS is well placed to provide ten of the best tips to positively impact on a manufacturing business.

WebIQ: This session will allow you to learn all about IQMS’ new browser-based system that truly allows browser-based access, without having to relearn any navigation or keystrokes.

All Things Business Intelligence: Business Intelligence prescriptive and predictive analytics are redefining manufacturing today by providing insights, intelligence and knowledge not available previously. This sessions focuses on how IQMS’ WebBI module can keep manufacturers mobile while still providing business critical information.

Inventory Best Practices: every time you touch your inventory, it costs money. More handling results in more mistakes, which ultimately costs money. IQMS’ explains how EnterpriseIQ can decrease costs and increase inventory control.

Unable to attend the User Conference, but want to find out more IQMS’ manufacturing ERP software & automation systems? Request a demo or email nick.jackson [@] proximity.co.uk.

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